Tea Tree Essential Oil

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Also known as melaleuca oil, tea tree essential oil is pale yellow to nearly clear in color. It contains over 98 naturally occurring components which make it a fantastic essential for a variety of applications. The main component found in tea tree essential oil is terpinen-4-ol which is known to be antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory. It blends well with bergamot, clary sage, eucalyptus, lavender, lemon, peppermint and rosemary essential oils. The name “tea tree” is misleading in that the leaves do not come from tea plants but from a variety of different trees from the Myrtacea family grown mostly in Australia and New Zealand.

Tea Tree plantBotanical Name

Melaleuca alternifolia

Country of Origin


Part of Plant Used

Leaves and twigs

Extraction Method

Steam distilled

Aroma Profile

Warm, woody, fresh, lightly medicinal, camphor-like


Tea tree essential oil is mostly known for its antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties. It is said to have a cleansing, rejuvenating and healing effect. It works well when used in shampoos, creams and lotions.

Top, Middle or Base Note


Food Grade



Tea tree essential oil should never be ingested as it can be toxic and poisonous. Do not use in or around the mouth. Never apply it directly to the skin. Tea tree oil has been known to be a skin irritant and/or cause allergic skin reactions. It is always recommended to try a small diluted amount on a small insensitive part of the skin to make sure you don’t have any adverse reactions. 

Essential Oil Distilling

Purity and Grading

All of our essential oils are 100% pure, undiluted oils. We strive to source the highest quality oils from established, reputable suppliers that value purity, sustainability and natural practices. We are often questioned by customers whether our oils are “therapeutic grade”. 

The term “therapeutic grade” was created and trademarked by newer essential oil companies to differentiate their products from others on the market. The truth of the matter is that the Food and Drug Administration does not certify the quality of essential oils as “therapeutic grade” nor do they provide a certifying label. GloryBee Essential Oils provide the same quality, purity, and reputability as therapeutic grade oils – often times at a lower prices.


Please note that this information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration and is for educational purposes only. 

This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
Do not ingest any undiluted essential oils or use on your skin, in your eyes, mucus membranes or any other sensitive areas.

Keep away from children and pets. Avoid use during pregnancy.